Code of conduct

All event participants, whether they are attending an in-person event or a virtual event, are expected to behave in accordance with professional standard.

PyChain is an event intended for professional networking and collaboration within the open source community. They exist to encourage the open exchange of ideas and expression and require an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group. While attending the event, any participants, including members, speakers, attendees, volunteers, sponsors, and anyone else, should not engage in harassment in any form.

This Code of Conduct may be revised at any time by the organisers and the terms are non-negotiable. Your registration for or attendance at PyChain event, whether it’s held in person or virtually, indicates your agreement to abide by this policy and its terms.

Expected Behavior

All event participants, whether they are attending an in-person event or a virtual event, are expected to behave in accordance with professional standards, with both this Code of Conduct as well as their respective employer’s policies governing appropriate workplace behavior and applicable laws.

Inappropriate Behavior

Harassment will not be tolerated in any form, whether in person or virtually, including, but not limited to, harassment based on gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or any other status protected by laws in which the conference or program is being held. Harassment includes the use of abusive, offensive or degrading language, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, sexual imagery and unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors. Any report of harassment at one of our events, whether in person or virtual, will be addressed immediately. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Anyone who witnesses or is subjected to unacceptable behavior should notify a conference organizer at once.

Sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material during promotion. Speakers should not use sexual language, images, or any language or images that would constitute harassment as defined above in their talks. 

Individuals who participate (or plan to participate) in PyChain event, whether its an in-person event or a virtual event, should conduct themselves at all times in a manner that comports with both the letter and spirit of this policy prohibiting harassment and abusive behavior, whether before, during or after the event.  This includes statements made in social media postings, on-line publications, text messages, and all other forms of electronic communication.


If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the Python community Code of Conduct team may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the community and community events with no refund of event tickets. PyChain organisers reserves the right to exclude any participant found to be engaging in harassing behavior from participating in any further events, trainings or other activities. 

If a participant (or individual wishing to participate in the PyChain event, in-person and/or virtual), through postings on social media or other online publications or another form of electronic communication, engages in conduct that violates this policy, whether before, during or after the event, The organisers may take appropriate corrective action, which could include imposing a temporary or permanent ban on an individual’s participation in future events.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly community for everyone.

Contact us

If you believe that someone is violating the code of conduct, or have any other concerns, ease contact a member of the event staff immediately. They can be reached by emailing (email address). 

In case of a conflict of interest, you can individually contact:

  • Mikko Ohtamaa -


This Code of Conduct is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.


This Code of Conduct was forked from the example policy from the Linux Foundation

Language was incorporated also from Python US Code of Conduct.